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British soldier in peril in action flick ‘71’

British soldier in peril in action flick ‘71’

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Jack O’Connell plays a new army recruit who is immediately shipped off to Belfast, where the sectarian conflict between Protestant loyalists, who want to stay part of the U.K., and Catholic nationalists is at its deadly peak.
 
Sean Penn gets to show off muscles in action film

Sean Penn gets to show off muscles in action film

Thursday, March 19, 2015
At one point in “The Gunman,” the new Sean Penn geopolitical thriller, our star goes surfing. It’s supposed to show he has a reckless side, since he’s surfing in unsafe territory, but it seems to have a larger, much more obvious purpose: To show us that Penn, at 54, is ripped. Very, very ripped.
 
Young adults help save the world again, but get beyond clichés near end

Young adults help save the world again, but get beyond clichés near end

Thursday, March 19, 2015
"Insurgent” doesn’t seriously diverge from the “Divergent/Hunger Games/Maze Runner” formula until its final act. Up until then, this “Divergent” sequel is Young Adults Save the World generic.
 
Irish folk tale turns into magical animated childhood fantasy

Irish folk tale turns into magical animated childhood fantasy

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Every scene is magical, every image a work of art in “Song of the Sea,” the latest Oscar-nominated feature from the folks who gave us “The Secret of Kells.”
 
Classic 1950s sci-fi films land at Proctors on Friday

Classic 1950s sci-fi films land at Proctors on Friday

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
It was probably British actor Michael Rennie’s finest moment on screen. Dressed in a silver space suit, he stood outside his massive flying saucer. A silent, 8-foot tall robot backed him up.
 
'The Sound of Music' film celebrates a golden anniversary
NEW YORK

'The Sound of Music' film celebrates a golden anniversary

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The hills are alive with the sound of a big, lucrative anniversary.
 
New 'Cinderella' adds to hot streak for Disney
NEW YORK

New 'Cinderella' adds to hot streak for Disney

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Disney’s recent hot streak continued over the weekend with the $70.1 million North American debut of its traditional, sumptuously costumed fairy tale adaptation “Cinderella,” according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
‘Schenectady’ author says sci-fi has staying power

‘Schenectady’ author says sci-fi has staying power

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Author Longyear will be honored at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday during a sci-fi movie night, and will talk about science fiction on Saturday at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction.
 
New ‘Cinderella’ stays true to traditional tale

New ‘Cinderella’ stays true to traditional tale

Friday, March 13, 2015
In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairytales, where we’ve learned that some of our favorite characters really aren’t what they seemed, the striking thing about the studio’s sumptuous new live-action “Cinderella” may not be what it is, but what it isn’t.
 
Soviet ‘Red Army’ team skated its way to glory

Soviet ‘Red Army’ team skated its way to glory

Friday, March 13, 2015
“Red Army” is a delightful eye-opener, an entertaining history lesson that allows Cold Warriors, given the gift of time, to appreciate just how magical those dominant Red Army Club hockey teams were in the ’70s and ’80s.
 
Neeson regains his punch in ‘Run All Night’

Neeson regains his punch in ‘Run All Night’

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Liam Neeson handles the physicality of the action movie genre with ease, and his acting skills give the movies a high-intensity punch.
 
'Star Wars: Episode VIII' snags a May 2017 release date
SAN FRANCISCO

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' snags a May 2017 release date

Thursday, March 12, 2015
"Star Wars: Episode VIII" will blast into theaters on May 26, 2017, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at a shareholder meeting Thursday.
 
Let it go (again)! Disney announces plans for 'Frozen 2'
NEW YORK

Let it go (again)! Disney announces plans for 'Frozen 2'

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit "Frozen."
 
'Chappie' has sluggish debut but still claims top spot
LOS ANGELES

'Chappie' has sluggish debut but still claims top spot

Sunday, March 8, 2015
While Neill Blomkamp’s R-rated “Chappie” might have taken the No. 1 spot in its 3,201 theater debut over the weekend, its modest $13.3 million gross is hardly anything to celebrate.
 

The hills are alive: ‘Sound of Music’ celebrates 50th

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Late in “The Sound of Music” production — after a helicopter’s downdraft had knocked Julie Andrews over, after rain clobbered the schedule and budget, and after an angry farmer poked holes in a manmade brook — the leading lady delivered a tentative prediction.
 
 

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